Galway Business School in conjunction with the Higher Education Authority(HEA) as part of the Springboard+ 2020/21 July Stimulus Provision, is offering a number of government funded Springboard+ part -time programmes.
GBS is pleased to offer 180 FREE and subsidized places on 12 new modular skills courses covering a range of business subjects to people whose livelihoods have been impacted by Covid-19.
GBS applied and received the HEA funding under the Jobs Stimulus package to deliver these courses which will commence February 2021.
What is Springboard+?
Many of us have heard of Springboard courses by now, they are government-funded places on Higher education courses, but who are they for specifically, who’s eligible and what kind of courses are on offer?
Springboard courses are essentially aimed at helping you transition into industries where there are significant employment opportunities. In this blog we will give you an overview of the Springboard most asked questions and hopefully get you started on the road to upskilling for your return to work or furthering your future success in your chosen career.
Who are the courses for?
You may well, like many others, have found yourself out of work due to the pandemic or looking to change career paths – these courses offer a really great option for individuals who are now looking to upskill, improve their knowledge and prepare for the future.
The 2020 Springboard programme will focus on providing relevant skills for those affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Courses will mostly be delivered by blended learning - mixing online and in-class learning or online and distance learning.
These courses are an excellent stepping stone to further qualifications. Our courses are highly practical & accessible with a strong job market focus. Your classes will provide a practical grounding in the subject area, facilitating upskilling and the possibility of progressing onto another course with a higher qualification.